How post-Brexit duties could stack up for UK food exporters

What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like

Branded food manufacturers based in the UK face a risk that their exports to the European Union will attract duties now the UK government ha...

Food companies can prosper as we live longer

Nestle catering for an ageing global population

The newest of Nestle’s 40 R&D facilities is a unit in Singapore specialising in nutrition to support healthy ageing. Ben Cooper reports on t...

Improvements at Unilever's refreshments business reduce reliance on food, personal care for cashflow

Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment

Unilever CEO Paul Polman left investors with no illusions today (21 July): trading is tough and the company expects it to get tougher. As a...

What's in store under Nestle's incoming CEO?

What next for Nestle under new CEO Schneider?

Nestle appointed Ulf Mark Schneider, currently CEO of healthcare company Fresenius, as its chief executive officer last month. just-food tak...

Sales of hemp-based foods are growing in the US

Hemp food sales in the US set for growth

The liberalisation of regulations has opened the door to hemp-based food products in various US states. Growing consumer interest in the nat...

What impact will Brexit have on UK food policy

Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic turmoil and has long-term implications for UK food manuf...

What does Indian state Kerala's 'fat tax' mean for global food manufacturers? 14 Jul 16

The regional government in the Indian state of Kerala has become the latest administration to impose a tax on less healthy foods. Ben Cooper assesses the significance of this move to multinational food companies.

Tesco, Amazon and Wal-Mart – retail round-up, June 2016 11 Jul 16

Last month saw Tesco grow in the UK as it shed less profitable areas of the business to focus on rejuvenating the core. But the going could get tougher in the UK, where retailers are expected to feel the fallout from Brexit and the likes of Amazon are making in-roads in grocery delivery. The fast-paced world of e-commerce saw notable developments, including Lidl's launch of an e-shop in the Netherlands and Wal-Mart's expansion of its online presence in China.  Here is just-food's monthly round-up of the retail news from June. 

Thought Leaders

Greencore pays GBP15m for Cranswick sandwich unit

Katy Askew | 25 Jul 16 Greencore beefs up in convenience, foodservice channels with acquisition of Cranswick's sandwich unit

Convenience food maker Greencore announced today (25 July) that it has acquired The Sandwich Factory Holdings from Cranswick, in a deal valued at GBP15m (US$19.7m). 

Cranswick revenue lifted by volumes, M&A

Katy Askew | 25 Jul 16 Cranswick sees volume growth in Q1

Cranswick, the UK meat group, reported an 11% rise in revenue for the three months to end-June, boosted by "strong" volume growth and the contribution from acquired businesses. 

Job cuts imminent as General Mills restructures 

Katy Askew | 22 Jul 16 General Mills details job losses

Over 1,400 jobs are at risk as part of General Mills’ restructuring plans to close and sell factories in the US and overseas.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:00pm 22 Jul 2016)

Lindt organic sales miss market expectations

Beston Global reveals "proposal" from Nongshim

Wahaca's Soft Taco Kits launch spices up summer

India's ITC posts increased first-quarter profits

Gruma sees double-digit growth 

Pladis plays down reports of Ferrero-Delacre talks

Abbott reports small growth in nutrition division

ABF's Allied Bakeries closing distribution depot 

How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's – interview 13 Jul 16

Katy AskewPatrick Cairns wants to grow Mrs Crimble's in the UK and beyond

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen UK, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Why skyr could be the next big thing in US yoghurt – interview  5 Jul 16

Katy AskewIcelandic Provisions chairman upbeat on prospects for skyr in North America

Icelandic Provisions is a company formed by investors from the US and Iceland to bring traditional skyr yoghurt to the US. Icelandic Provisions chairman Einar Sigurdsson believes that skyr has the potential to be the next growth area in US yoghurt, in much the same was that Greek yoghurt brought explosive growth to the category in the 2000s. Sigurdsson speeks to just-food about what he believes skyr brings to the category. 

"Heavenly" baby food firm to target Asian markets - interview 5 Jul 16

John ShepherdShauna McCamey-Blair and James Blair celebrated Heavenly Tasty Organics' entry into the French market last year

Since setting up their baby food business from their home in Northern Ireland in 2009, husband-and-wife founders of Heavenly Tasty Organics James Blair and Shauna McCarney-Blair have seen the firm go from strength to strength. Now the firm is about to launch its range of snack products in Asia. James Blair, operations director, tells John Shepherd about the firms latest expansion plans.

Kellogg takeover chatter cools

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 22 Jul 16

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.

More understanding needed of GMOs among consumers

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 20 Jul 16

The introduction of legislation requiring the labelling of GMOs in the US has gathered widespread public support.

UK report examines "risks and challenges" to food system from climate change

John Shepherd, just-food editorial team John Shepherd | 18 Jul 16

The impact on the global food system is one of "six key priority areas" highlighted in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report, which sets out "the most urgent risks and opportunities" arising for the UK.

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.

Danone expands with WhiteWave acquisition

Danone expands with WhiteWave acquisition

French dairy giant Danone has doubled its presence in North America through the acquisition of WhiteWave. Now, the group is set to let WhiteWave's dairy alternative brands loose on the international stage.

Mondelez bids for Hershey

Mondelez bids for Hershey

Hershey has rejected a takeover bid from Mondelez International. Is that the end of the story?

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

Redefining Snacks: From Conventional Snacks to Snack Replace

Redefining Snacks: From Conventional Snacks to Snack Replacements

The story of snacks outperforming the rest of the market is one that is now a little overplayed... Read more

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China Foodservice: The Future of Foodservice in China to 2020

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